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A Summer with Parks Canada

Co-op

To be a member of Parks Canada's Toronto Urban Outreach you must first become an expert in the regions incredible national heritage sites. Environmental Science student, Francesca Marquez shares how exploring Canada's heritage sites prepared her to share her knowledge with the public during Canada's 150th anniversary. 

By: Francesca Marquez 1380 reads | 0 comments
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Insights Into Working with a Global Tech Firm

Career Exploration

The tech sector is one of the world's fastest growing industries, making it the perfect place to launch a career. But where does that leave students with non-technical backgrounds? Following a coveted internship with SAP, Beedie student, Kevin Ng, shares his experience of working with a global tech firm. 

By: Kevin Ng 1459 reads | 0 comments
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Making Healthcare Accessible at Porton Health

Marketing

Working for a start-up provides opportunities to grow as a professional in an innovative environment. Here, Anosha Ashfaq shares how a co-op with Porton Health allowed her to flex her digital marketing skills in an environment where every day counts. 

By: Anosha Ashfaq 2034 reads | 0 comments
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Dress to Impress: Tips for Creating a Budget Friendly Workplace Wardrobe

Workplace Transition

The transition from student to working professional isn’t so easy. While this new chapter in your life can be overwhelming, having an impressive wardrobe can do wonders for your confidence and sense of professionalism. 

By: Phoebe Baker 2819 reads | 0 comments
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Saving the Environment - One Co-op at a Time!

Co-op Reflections

Soroush Jafaryvahed set out to learn something new every day on his co-op with Ballard Power. The experience taught him that just because you are only with a company a short time, as as student, doesn’t mean that you can’t make a lasting impact. 

 

By: Soroush M. Jafaryvahed 1301 reads | 0 comments
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5 Reasons why you Should Move for that Co-op Position

Work-Study

Ever spotted your dream co-op position on MyExperience but found out it was on the other side of the country? Or worse overseas! Srijani Datta, is here to tell you about why you should, in fact, relocate for co-op. 

By: Srijani Datta 2403 reads | 0 comments
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Part 2: The Lowdown on Microplastics

Environment

Graduate student, Stephen Chastain spent two co-op terms conducting research into microscopic pollution in our oceans. Here, he shares what he learned about this pressing issue  and its global implications. 

By: Stephen Chastain 2378 reads | 0 comments
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“So, What are You Going to do with Your Arts Degree?”

Convocation Reflections

Whether you’re in your first or sixth year, explaining what you intend to do with your degree can be as frustrating as it is… well, frustrating. In this article, Abby Zaporteza sheds light on skills and opportunities, intrinsic to liberal arts. 

By: Abby Zaporteza 2938 reads | 0 comments
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The Possible Benefits of Forgetting Your Co-Worker's Name

Workplace Success

Forgetting a new co-worker's name is a common problem, but admitting it openly is a surprisingly welcomed solution, and it can open the door to positive rapport. Eric Cai writes more from his experience.

By: Eric Cai 2947 reads | 0 comments
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Enhanced Sonograms & Patient Empowerment

Co-operative Education

Yasmin Khalili had her career mapped out way before she came to SFU, but the experience of coming to university and enrolling in the co-op program demonstrated that there are hundreds of paths and opporunities one can follow.

By: Yasmin Khalili 3085 reads | 0 comments
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Unsettling Reconciliation

Arts and Social Sciences

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Committee convened in 2008, reconciliation has been an issue on many minds but what is reconciliation? Here, three community members explore some of the issues and realities behind reconciliation. 

By: Maddi Grier, Heather Jude and Athena Sfikas 3151 reads | 0 comments
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From Recreation to Mentorship: Getting Involved with People with Disabilities

Community Engagement

Working with people with disabilities can enable you to understand their experiences better. What better way to do so than having fun at the ocean or on the mountains? Here are some ideas for volunteering with those with disabilities. 

By: Jien Hilario 2777 reads | 0 comments
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How to be an Active Bystander

SVSPO

A few months ago, my mum and I were out late one evening walking our dog. We walked down a dimly lit, quiet street, and saw a shadow in the distance.

By: Harpreet Mander 2639 reads | 0 comments
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Why Co-op Makes a Difference: Instead of Chasing, I’m Being Chased

Odlum Brown

Have you ever wondered if extending gradutation to take part in co-op is really worth it? Find out by checking out Mark's final co-op reflection as he looks back on four co-op terms. 

By: Mark Trendell-Jensen 2745 reads | 0 comments
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The Student Life Balancing Act

Life Balance

Finding balance in university is surely one of the greatest challenges a student faces. Shanice believes that communication is key to maintaining stress levels and living a balanced life.

By: Shanice Li 2815 reads | 0 comments
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We Belong to a Caring Institution

Life Balance

Have you ever wondered how university contributes to your mental health? In this article, Makshada shares what she learned about SFU's actions to promote mental health and student well-being during her co-op term with SFU Health Promotion 

By: Makshada Kowlessur 2986 reads | 0 comments
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Find your Voice: Insights into Designing your Co-op

CDRD

Every experience provides the opportunity to go above and beyond. Here, Beedie Business student Jared Chiu shares how he seized the opportunity to grow his role, and how you can too. 

By: Jared Chiu 2114 reads | 0 comments
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Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough for Your New Job?

Mistakes

Starting a new job is stressful, and it can be even harder if you feel like you aren’t good enough at your position. Here are some ways Haley learned to overcome feelings of inadequacy in the workplace.

By: Haley Pihowich 6083 reads | 0 comments
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The Perks of Failure

comfort zone

We are often told to succeed, but what happens when we fail?  In this blog post, Amy shares her personal story of overcoming failure and how it might not be as terrible as it seems.

By: Amy Chui 4691 reads | 0 comments
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Understanding Sexual Violence: A Graduate Student's Perspective

SVSPO

Why is understanding sexual violence important as a graduate student? SFU PhD candidate, Aynsley Pescitelli, discusses some of the unique factors that create barriers to disclosure for graduate students. 

By: Aynsley Pescitelli 2415 reads | 0 comments
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What is Thrive Week? Reflections of a Health Peer

Thrive Week

Two packs of fruit snacks and other ways to make someone's day - from Jan 22nd to 29th, students explored questions around mental health and actions for thriving during SFU Thrive Week.

By: Javairia Raza 2752 reads | 0 comments
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More Than Just Marketing: Pursuing my Passion at Telus

Workplace Success

Don’t limit yourself and be active in asking to take on projects beyond the job description. Some insights from Christy’s co-op at TELUS.

By: Christy Liu 2849 reads | 0 comments
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Rocking At Work Without Hitting Rock Bottom

Career Exploration

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed in a new workplace. School of Interactive Art and Technology student, Jimmy Phung shares his tips for rocking at work, without hitting rock bottom.

By: Jimmy Phung 2605 reads | 0 comments
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How I Ended Up Working for the BC Lions

BC Lions

Beedie Business student, Ali Najaf shares his extraordinary journey from not knowing anything about the Canadian Football League to working with one of their best teams - The BC Lions.

By: Ali Najaf 2001 reads | 0 comments
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We Deserve More

FNMI

We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.

By: mattpro 3156 reads | 0 comments
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Workplace and the Race Against Time

Academic Success

Master's of Communication student, Sugandha Agarwal shares her tips for time-management and workplace productivity. 

By: Sugandha Agarwal 1861 reads | 0 comments
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Your Co-op Journey Starts at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Goldcorp

An incredible co-op term with Goldcorp taught Joselyn Hernandez to be open minded when  searching for co-op opportunities. You never know which organization, industry or position you might end up liking until you try. 

By: Joselyn Hernandez 3240 reads | 0 comments
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Life of a Design Student: Reflections and Learning

Co-operative Education

Interactive Arts & Technology student, Fahad Hasany shares how co-op taught him to be confident learning the tools of the trade with the City of Surrey. 

By: Fahad Hasany 2745 reads | 0 comments
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Get Your Side Hustle On: A Student's Guide to Part-Time Work

Political Science

As she puts it, grad student Srijani Datta has been a student for most of her life. To support her love of academia she has worked as a reporter, tutor, translator, transcriber, and content writer. Develop your own side-hustle with her tips. 

By: Srijani Datta 2596 reads | 0 comments
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From Small Pond to Big Pond

Communication, Art and Technology

Each semester, thousands of students transfer to SFU from colleges and universities across the Lower Mainland. Communication student Alex Caw reflects on his experience learning to navigate bigger classes and a bigger campus, as well as his advice for prospective students thinking of making the leap.  

By: Alex Caw 2941 reads | 0 comments
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